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Chickering & Sons Piano Box

Quite some time ago, a friend contacted me and asked whether or not I’d be interested in a piano that had been in their family for a long time but was now relegated to the garage.  I had visions of … Continue reading

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Etsy Custom Order — Two Boxes Continued

Work is progressing well on this project and it’s given me an excellent way to “hone” my dovetails.  Any time you read about certain skills the phrase muscle memory seems to come up.  I know during the many years I spent … Continue reading

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Assembling the Treble Clef Box

Work continues on this custom order from an Etsy customer.  In the previous post I mentioned that I’m making 5 additional boxes using the same techniques as the custom one.  Doing a series of boxes is more efficient, especially when … Continue reading

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Dyed Box is in the Mail!

You may recall the beginnings of this project, a lady found my Etsy store and requested a custom box that was black and made of wood.  The size she requested was 5″ wide by 7″ tall and 11″ long.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Applying Felt on Box Sides — not just the Bottom!

Here is the completed presentation box I was commissioned to build through my Etsy store.  The wood is Monkeypod, dimensions are approximately 3 1/2″ deep and tall by 4 1/2″ long.  The finish is multiple coats of Platinum shellac rubbed … Continue reading

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Walnut Box Sliding Tray and Miscellaneous

Here is the first view of the box with the Ebony lid lift in place.  There was an entire sequence of pictures taken to illustrate the process that went into not only forming this lift but also showing the progress … Continue reading

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Assembled but Still a Ways to Go!

Assembling projects is always a stressful time and I believe most woodworkers tend to agree with me about that.  Think about it; all of your work and effort up to this point can be ruined with one bad assembly error! … Continue reading

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